FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – So here’s the latest from the U.S. Open’s New York nightmare.
The first round was suspended at 10:16 a.m. because of heavy rain. After waiting three more hours, USGA officials postponed play at 1:55 p.m. for the day when more than an inch of rain had fallen on the course. All 78 players in the morning wave were on the course, but none have completed their rounds.
Right now, the plan calls for the first round to resume at 7:30 a.m. Friday with the second wave of players from the first round scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Phil Mickelson’s new starting time is 11:06 a.m. If that plan goes off without a hitch, the second round would begin Friday at 4 p.m. and finish on Saturday. But Saturday’s forecast is not good.
The last U.S. Open to finish on a Monday without a playoff was in 1983 at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club where Larry Nelson beat Tom Watson.